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Many companies are implementing SASE as a way to handle the expanding security plane.

Why Using an MSP Might Be the Right Approach to SASE

There are three main factors driving companies to adopt a secure access service edge (SASE) that combines networking and cyber security into a single console:

  • In a post-pandemic world, many companies are sticking with a hybrid work model that renders typical hub-and-spoke network infrastructure obsolete.
  • Companies are pursuing cloud-driven strategies and utilizing software as a service (SaaS) and other as-a-service offerings.
  • Branch locations are morphing, becoming more like collaboration hubs than primary workplaces.

Rather than managing networking and security separately, SASE delivers it in a single, cloud-based solution. Ideally it is managed from one console that delivers granular reporting, threat monitoring and mitigation, and AI-enabled automation.

The Ideal vs. the Reality: Most SASE solutions aren’t quite able to deliver that single-console experience. This results in less-than-ideal trade-offs in terms of security or network performance. The gaps in security may be due to the user’s physical location and expose the company to an unanticipated data breach.

In addition, when a workaround means that traffic must be backhauled to the data center for a centralized security policy enforcement issue, this leads to performance issues like increased latency. Soon, the company is right back where they started, stitching together multiple solutions to try to secure the environment, and troubleshooting is back to being a headache.

Combining SASE tools from multiple providers begins to erode the benefits of SASE.

Pursuing a Single Provider Strategy: The most effective way to do SASE converges cyber security and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) into a single, cloud-delivered solution. It must offer comprehensive security coverage without compromising performance for users.

Best-of-breed SASE will not only converge security with SD-WAN, but it will also do so over all locations, whether users are remote, working from a branch office, or on the road. Additionally, it prioritizes performance, ensuring all users enjoy a productive and consistent work experience.

Managed Services Makes It Even Better: Some companies are reluctant to jump into trying SASE because they fear it will be costly and challenging, but one simple answer is to use a managed resources provider. Here are some benefits you can expect with this route:

  • Reduced costs by eliminating the need to train staff on managing the SASE solution
  • Increased knowledge and experience applied to your SASE installation, management, and troubleshooting from an expert managed service provider (MSP) staff
  • Quick deployment and attention to problems through the extensive knowledge and experience of an MSP

Look for a provider that offers a comprehensive SASE solution that elevates both consistent security and superior user experiences. It should offer single-pane visibility for both analytics and a dashboard view of the SASE solution.

Your ideal SASE is one that combines and balances the security and performance requirements of your organization, while moving your overall business goals forward. For assistance in identifying the right managed services provider to assist you in your infrastructure upgrade, contact us at Safari Solutions.


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